2021 Kylie's Fumé Blanc
Dutton Ranch farms more than 80 separate vineyards in the Russian River Valley. This is our third vintage of Fumé Blanc from our Shop Block Vineyard. Our Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are planted to the Musqué clone, which is noted for its unique floral aromas. The Shop Block Vineyard is known for higher acid fruit, which is softened during the fermentation and aging process. The vineyards are certified Sonoma County SustainablyFarmed and Fish-Friendly. They are dry-farmed and historically produces grapes of consistent character.
In 2021, The fruit was harvested at night and brought to the winery where it was immediately pressed and moved to 2 year old oak barrels for inoculation. After fermentation, the wine remained in the same barrels to add even more oak notes to final wine.
Our 2021 vintage closely resembles what we were able to produce in 2020. Mango and pineapple are the dominant aromas with slight oak spice and perfume of green fruits. Tropical melon, lychee undertones, and a squeeze of lime permeate the palate. Lemongrass notes with toasted coconut nuances from barrel fermentation and age round out this smooth white. You'll find this wine goes with common pairings like goat cheese and seafood, and many other spring time dishes!